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    Alpha to FE non-AF adapter?

    Is there such thing as an Alpha to A7 adapter without AF?

    I've got a few Maxxum lenses, but my expected use does not justify the Sony AF adapters. Manual focus is fine. Thanks.

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    Re: Alpha to FE non-AF adapter?

    John, I use Sony's LA-EA3 - I use it for Leitaxed to A mount Contax/Leica R lenses but it will satisfy your needs too. It is lighter than the LA-EA4 Sony adapter (110 grams against around 160 grams) but still has some reduced AF capability from memory..

    It has a tripod foot, gets a good hold on both lens mount and body. It's good for manual focus lenses as it give your left hand a place to hold the body so as not to disturb focus when shooting.

    Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter (Black) LAEA3 B&H Photo

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    Re: Alpha to FE non-AF adapter?

    The EA3 is the way to go... I use it with Leitax-ed Leica R lenses as well, and it works like a charm. It passes the lens info to the camera, so that is very nice for cataloging and lens correction purposes.

    You won't have any AF unless you have a G lens with the EA3, which none of your Maxxum lenses are, I don't think. Like you, I have a few A-mount lenses but didn't feel the need for AF capability.

    It functions nicely, however.


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    a7r, a7rII, FE 16-35, FE 24-70GM, FE 70-200, Loxia 21mm, 35mm, 50mm

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    Re: Alpha to FE non-AF adapter?

    There's plenty of generic minolta af to e-mount adapters without electronics.

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